At the Audition
by Tom Harmon

    OFFICIAL NOMINEE FOR THE
    2000 PUSHCART PRIZE ANTHOLOGY
    FROM RED RIVER REVIEW


    She slid tiny feet
    into ballet slippers
    and soared
    in swirls around the room
    arms extended
    body-suited
    defying gravity.

    Suspended in that moment
    I wished my fingers
    could dance across strings
    making the old Martin sing songs
    worthy of her sailing space
    and time and movement.
    But they couldn't.

    She filled silence
    with sounds of grace
    only eyes of the opened mouthed
    could hear.






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